observations and suggestions to
Voice of the Poor is the advocacy/justice component of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. In addition to home
visits, Vincentians are called to help bring about more just policies for those that we visit. This can be
done through Voice of the Poor.
The National Voice of the Poor Committee has developed position papers on affordable housing, health care,
homelessness, hunger, immigration, predatory lending, restorative justice, and rights of workers. Each paper
draws on Catholic Social Teaching and makes action recommendations.
The papers can be accessed at
Voice of the Poor Position Papers
An important element of Voice of the Poor is Capwiz. Any Vincentian can register for Capwiz on the VOP
WebPage. Register now for email
alerts. Capwiz provides a means of communicating with national legislators on Voice of the Poor issues.
When action alerts are sent by e-mail to registrants, letters can then be sent to your representative and senators
stating your position on the legislation. Visit
capwiz to find out how to contact members of congress as well as finding out about issues being
considered right now.
Locally, the Diocese of Columbus has many advocacy/justice related activities throughout the year. Messages
from our Diocesan Social Concerns Office will appear on our Message page as well as on this page.
Accept the challenge to study the Pope's June 2009 encyclical on Justice, Peace and Human Development.
Please direct any questions regarding Voice of the Poor to Danielle Grey at 440-636-6550.